I got hooked on audiobooks after a hospitalization and I've never gone back to print books.
I loved the writer's concept, but he seemed to run out of steam in the last quarter of the book. I was really caught up in the story but the ending was so sudden. It left me with some questions about previous sections of the story.
A good reader makes the story seem like a movie in your mind. Dylan Baker is an amazing reader. I love it when a reader is so good that you forget who he is and see only the characters.
I think "Sutton" was an apt name.
I loved Abby's readings and her intuitive phone messages. A very clever way to make a relatively unknown subject more real.
As I said, I loved Abby's readings and "phone" messages. I also like the fact that the author didn't concentrate all her writing on the psychic, but actually wrote a pretty good mystery too. She also created some good characters, especially Abby's sister Kat. I hope she's included in future books.
I don't think I have, but I will look for more of her readings.
I didn't finish the book, so I don't know if there was anything wonderful in the end.
She was way too 'perky" for me. She seemed to be trying to act out the book instead of just reading it. I think she ruined the story for me, because it was so hard to get her voice out of the way.
Not yet. I will try again this summer when I'm looking for really light reading.
Anitta Diamant writes such good stories. No unnecessary violence and no explicit sex are included in the book, because it wasn't needed, and that's so refreshing. And the narrator, Kate Nelligan, reads so smoothly and soothingly and yet conveys the proper excitement when necessary.
Each character had his own memorable moment.
I haven't listened to Kate Nelligan before and hoped I could find other books read by her. I was really disappointed when I searched her name and came up with only 6 books, of which I'd buy only 2.
This book is totally different from "The Red Tent", which I loved, but it is as compelling in its own way. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading character studies. There are some fascinating people in this book.
The time and place in which it was set. The characters of Frank, Jake and Gus were wonderful.
A really good narrator. I will look for more books he has narrated.
Oh yes, but then when I got close to the end, I wanted it to go on and on. Now I'm searching for similar books.
Although I love Mr. Krueger's Cork O'Connor books, this is by far the best story. I can't stop thinking about it.
Perhaps if the synopsis writer had also authored the book it might have been as interesting as I thought it might be.
So many things, but leaving out at least 1/3 of the verbiage would have been a good start. Making her lead character the least little bit sympathetic or interesting would be my next suggestion.
He's a good narrator, barring the fact that a book set in Ireland has no Irish accents, and I will look for other books he has narrated.
Too many to number.
Try as I might, I just couldn't get through this book. More than halfway in, I still didn't care about Rob or what the conclusion might be. I gave up.
I didn't think I would be happy with a WKK book that left out most of the usual characters and was not set in familiar Minnesota but of course I shouldn't have worried. There was still the same suspense, albeit with mostly new people. Actually, I kind of wish Cork could have stayed with his cousin and her son and that Dina would become his assistant. The story has such interesting characters that I might miss more than the Aurora citizens,. But I I assume we'll be headed back to the Boundary Waters area and I'll love that too.
Suspenseful, Mesmerizing, Addictive
Krueger's characters form a great ensemble and each is important and interesting. The townspeople, the Native Americans, the kids - I enjoy the stories told be all of them.
He has one of those wonderful narrator voices: easy to follow and just enough character variation.
This series was recommended to me by a friend a few weeks ago. I'm starting Book 5 now and I don't see an end to my addiction. I started reading the first book because I am a Minnesotan and my husband grew up on one of the reservations up north. Now I'm so hooked! I've never read books that kept me on the edge of my achair as much as these do. If you like good stories with a mystery twist, try one of these.
Maybe - in several years. I don't usually re-read books.
It was a wonderful ensemble of characters. It's difficult to choose a standout.
No. This is the first time I have heard him read, and he is absolutely perfect for the book.
I have read primarily mysteries since my first Nancy Drew a long time ago, so I'm suspicious when starting a new author. It's a good thing I'm retired, because my eyes are bleary from trying to read the book in one sitting. I'll be reading the series til the end. Living in Minnesota, and being married to a man who grew up in O'Connor's territory (his family still lives there) there was the familiarity of home. Although "home" has never been as threatening.
Unfortunately there's no way to know about a book until you read it. Reviews give you some idea, but the book may still be one you don't like. That's the case here.
Of the genre, no. Of this series, oh my yes! I was going to ask that someone send me the name of the villain, but after a few more chapters, I just don't care.
I would not have chosen Mr. Gardner to narrate, but as he was chosen, I wish he had decided between just reading the book and providing voices. I didn't think his voice fit with the heavy Germanic characters.
For those who like it, sure. For me, this is my first and last.
I found the book very slow moving with a bizarre cast of characters. I listened for several hours, so I think I gave it a fair trial.
Yes. It's the funniest "Royal Spyness" book I've read.
It can be compared only to the other "Royal Spyness" books.
Georgie's mother, or maybe Coco Chanel (yes, that one) or maybe Noel Coward (yes, that one too).
It made me laugh a lot. The interaction between Georgie and her mother is priceless, and one-upping her snobby sister-in-law, Fig, is delightful. Georgie's maid continues to be totally incompetent, and her grandfather comes running when he thinks his beloved granddaughter is in trouble - which she is, most of the time.
Katherine Kellgren does a fine job of narrating the book, except for those characters with a French accent. Some of her pronounciations really reminded me of Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau. (If you know the movies, you'll recognize "rheum".)
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